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For Immediate Release

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March 25, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
'Fugitive of the Week', Richard Davis, Surrenders Under Pressure

Concord, NH - 'Fugitive of the Week' Richard Davis, 50 of Effingham, NH surrendered shortly after noontime today at the NH State Prison in Concord.

Both the NH Department of Corrections and the Maine State Police had requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force in an effort to locate and arrest Davis. Davis was wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants, including; a parole violation stemming from prior burglary convictions, a new burglary charge, and several additional pending charges.

As part of this investigation, Davis was aired in the weekly feature known as the 'Fugitive of the Week' on March 21st. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph and prominently featured on the internet. In this case, Davis was also featured in the Conway Daily Sun and the Foster’s Daily Democrat to get additional press coverage in the areas that Davis was known to frequent.

The ‘Fugitive of the Week’ program often leads to numerous tips on the location of many fugitives. In this case the program had a motivating factor that helped Davis make the decision to surrender to authorities. U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr., said “The Fugitive of the Week program casts a large net, and in this case Davis felt the net starting to close.” Cargill continued, “I am glad that Davis made the conscious decision to do the right thing and surrender!”

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,370 arrests. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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